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Chilliwack river cleanup counters damage by garbage-dumpers

Pristine Chilliwack River habitat desecrated by uncaring, garbage-dumping visitors. Everyone can join the river cleanup effort Saturday, July 14, starting with 8:30 a.m. registration at Great Blue Heron Reserve. - submitted
Pristine Chilliwack River habitat desecrated by uncaring, garbage-dumping visitors. Everyone can join the river cleanup effort Saturday, July 14, starting with 8:30 a.m. registration at Great Blue Heron Reserve.
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Get out the work gloves.

Organizers with the Chilliwack-Vedder River Cleanup are hoping for a big crowd on Saturday morning.

"We need an especially good turnout as we would like to extend our cleanup area into the Bench Road and Foley Lake areas," said Chris Gadsden, member of theĀ  Chilliwack-Vedder River Cleanup Society. "When I was up there checking on things after the last two long weekends, they unfortunately were a terrible mess."

The second river cleanup of the year is on July 14 with registration at the Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve at 8:30 a.m. The event runs from 9 a.m. to noon. Doughnuts, coffee, drinks, garbage bags, rubber gloves, and pick-up tools will be provided.

The Heron Reserve is at 5200 Sumas Prairie Road.

More details at cleanrivers.ca.

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